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YEAR IN REVIEW

MICHAEL REPKA, ESQJanuary 19, 2017
There is no doubt that 2016 was a turbu­lent year for real estate in many prime parts of the Peninsula. The softening of the overheated market that we have experienced over the past few years, cou­pled with uncertainty associated with...

2017 PREDICTIONS FOR SILICON VALLEY’S HOUSING MARKET

KEN DELEON, ESQ.January 19, 2017
“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” - Niels Bohr, Nobel laureate in physics While prognosticating always has risks, doing so now feels particularly perilous in light of the recent presidential elec­tion result. Media pundits mostly got...

HOW DO ASSET BUBBLES AND RECENT CHANGES IN CHINA AFFECT SILICON VALLEY REAL ESTATE?

KIM HENG,MBAJanuary 19, 2017
As the real estate market in Silicon Valley cools off, many people are concerned it seems the power of Chinese investment money throughout the area is waning. Local buyers can’t help but feel that the settling of the market means...

UP-AND-COMING DESIGN TRENDS

MARIA McGARRYJanuary 19, 2017
“For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!” - Mehmet Murat Ildan As we make our “move” from 2016 into 2017, let’s take a look at emerging...

DELEON REALTY ANNOUNCES IT’S THREE-YEAR HOME MAINTENANCE SERVICE

MICHAEL REPKA, ESQ.January 19, 2017
When buying or selling a home, it has always been important to select the right Realtor®. However, the home itself usually remains the same, irrespective of which agent represented the property. That has all changed with the introduc­tion of the...

NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT COLLEGE TERRACE OF PALO ALTO

KEN DELEON, ESQ.January 19, 2017
“Everything old is new again.” - Peter Allen & Carol Bayer Sager Palo Alto is renowned as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley” and has a worldwide reputation as a center of innovation and technology. However, the origins of Palo Alto...

BOOST YOUR HOME’S EFFICIENCY

JILLIAN MRSNYJanuary 19, 2017
During the warm seasons, we tend to spend so much time outside we often ne­glect simple updates that can help make our homes more efficient. Here are a few suggestions for creating an energy-effi­cient home for the new year. We...

MILLENNIALS, THIS IS YOUR TIME TO BUY A HOME

HUY VUJanuary 19, 2017
Millennials were just graduating high school or college when the housing market collapsed and the economy entered the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Frustration over lack of jobs and stagnant wages forced many young men and women back into...

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Willows of Menlo Park

Ken DeLeon, Esq.November 1, 2016
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust The changing nature of Silicon Valley is illustrated in the new construction and redevelopment that is occurring in many residential neighborhoods. This...

Representing the Buyer and the Seller: Can the Practice Continue in California?

Sigrid Waggener, Esq.November 1, 2016
Although the practice of “dual representation”—representing the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction—is completely legal and widely accepted in California, it seems impossible for one real estate agent to zealously represent the disparate interests of the buyer and...